Under the surface of new lawn
I have recently moved house and have inherited a low maintenance garden. Not our thing at all.
First thing I want to do is to convert the bottom end of the garden in to a lawn for us and particularly our daughter.
Currently it is around 80% decorative pebbles and the remainder mostly paving blocks. The pebbles are around 4-6 inches deep.
I want to raise the area a little so the lawn is higher than the land currently is. My question is is it ok to:
- remove the paving blocks
- spread out the pebbles
- remove the membrane underneath them
- add 8-12 inches of topsoil to level the surface
- then seed the area
Will this solution work ok? I have heard from a colleague that the pebbles can help with drainage providing that there is enough topsoil for a lawn to grow in. Is this correct? It will save a lot of time and cost of removal, which hey, why I'm a member on this site
Thanks for any help and advice.
You can view the garden here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwxUMa1UZJO1SUE1VzBMNU9WeE0/view?usp=sharing